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Many variations of the name McGranahan have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Raghnaill, which means son of Raghnal. Raghnal is a personal name equivalent to Randal or Reginald.

McGranahan Early Origins



The surname McGranahan was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McGranahan Spelling Variations


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McGranahan Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McGranahan that are preserved in archival documents are McRannell, McReynolds, Reynolds, Grannell, Magranill, MacGrannell, MacRaghnald, MacRanel, McRanel, MacRannal, MacRannel, MacRanell, MacRanall and many more.

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McGranahan Early History


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McGranahan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGranahan research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1625, 1657, 1717 and 1725 are included under the topic Early McGranahan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGranahan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGranahan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McGranahan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McGranahan name:

McGranahan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McGranahan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Eliza McGranahan, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1894

McGranahan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cassie McGranahan, aged 22, who landed in America from Tyrone, in 1905
  • Sarah McGranahan, aged 21, who landed in America from Donegal, in 1906
  • Kate McGranahan, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Donegal, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bessie McGranahan, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Ballerena, Ireland, in 1910
  • James McGranahan, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGranahan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGranahan (post 1700)



  • Carole McGranahan, American author and scholar at the University of Colorado
  • James McGranahan (1840-1907), American musician and composer
  • James McGranahan, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1889

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McGranahan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The McGranahan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGranahan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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